Community First donates thousands of dollars to local nonprofit, March of Dimes, company fundraiser to inspire team members to raise funds for local families in our community.
SAN ANTONIO, TX – April 7, 2021 – Community First announces it will proudly serve as a partner nonprofit for March of Dimes Caring Connections and March for Babies campaigns for the fifteenth year in a row, surpassing $120,000 in donations to the organization during that time.
As a partner, Community First Health Plans has supported March of Dimes efforts to help give every family the best possible start. Together, the organizations strive to empower families by supporting them before, during and after pregnancy thr63ough a variety of initiatives and programs.
March for Babies: A Mother of a Movement campaign is a nationwide effort to reduce preterm birth rates for all families but especially for women of color. By joining March for Babies: A Mother of a Movement Community First joins in lifting up communities, creating connections and taking action to make America a more equitable place and ensure that every mom and baby is healthy.
“In recent months, Community First has stepped up its efforts to expand our community giving and exceeded our 2019-20 donation goals.” says, Theresa Scepanski, President and CEO Community First Health Plans, “Community First gift of $15,000 will help to educate new moms, increase prematurity research, expand the NICU family support program, and provide resources to new families.”
Through the Community First and March of Dimes partnership hospitals receive tablets that will hopefully encourage communication and video conferencing between parents and their baby during long NICU stays. The grant also provided access to much needed education through the MyNicuBaby app, New Moms New Blog, and online education videos.
Community First invites the San Antonio community to join them in giving by attending any of the virtual events and raffles hosted on their Facebook platform. The campaign kicked off in March 2021 and ends in July 2021. Community First employees have the option to participate in a matching donation campaign with the goal of raising only $3,000
If you would like to donate throughout our campaign, please visit our campaign page http://www.marchforbabies.org/team/CFHPsa. It takes only seconds to donate and any amount – large or small – is appreciated
Together we can build a brighter future for all.
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ABOUT COMMUNITY FIRST
Community First Health Plans was established in 1995, by University Health, specifically to begin providing health care coverage to the citizens of Bexar and the surrounding seven counties. As the only locally owned and managed, non-profit health plan in the area, our commitment to our members is to provide great health care benefits backed by outstanding service, delivered by people who live right here in South Texas. Our goal is to make San Antonio have more successful health outcomes by putting the community first. Learn more at cfhp.com.